Patients curious to learn more about dental implants may be advised that they could benefit from a sinus lift surgery. La Mesa, California, area patients who visit Summit Dental of La Mesa and hear about this procedure are often interested in learning more about what makes it necessary when placing dental implants for tooth loss.

What is sinus lift surgery?

Sinus lift surgery is a specialized procedure during which a dentist elevates the sinus membrane, then performs bone grafting onto the sinus floor. Performing sinus lift surgery is often done to help restore bone so that restorations such as dental implants can be safely placed and be successful.

Why might a patient need sinus lift surgery?

Below are a few situations in which a patient might be advised that they could benefit from sinus lift surgery:

  • Patients who have experienced significant bone loss due to periodontal disease
  • Patients who have had tooth loss for an extended period, where bone resorption occurs and reduces the amount of bone present for successful implant surgery
  • Patients who have specific anatomy issues within the jaw that causes the upper jaw to have less bone structure present than the lower jaw

During an evaluation with Drs. Evans, Allen, and Englund, patients can find out if they are reliable candidates for the sinus lift surgery to prepare the upper jaw area for the placement of dental implants in the future.

Learn more about sinus lift surgery with Drs. Evans, Allen, and Englund

If you reside in the community of La Mesa, California, and want to discuss sinus lift surgery with a professional, contact our team at Summit Dental of La Mesa to book a consultation visit to discuss your options. The office is located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Suite #204, in La Mesa, CA, and can be contacted by phone at (619) 494-2492. We are committed to providing the best quality care for patients in and around the community and currently accept new patients and families.